Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Live blogging while watching the RNC (a.k.a. Karla May, tell us what you REALLY think!)

  • To think I used to like and respect Rudy Guliani. Now he just gives me the willies.
  • Cindy McCain holding the Palin baby? Pure photo op. Pure bullshit. I think I'm gonna barf.
  • The standing ovations when Rudy was apologizing to Obama because Palin's hometown "isn't cosmopolitan" enough and "clings to religion" (which made people froth at the mouth, I believe) were stinking piles of patronizing bullshit.
  • They just introduced Palin. Time for more wine...
  • Her husband's a champion snow mobiler? Who knew?!
  • Man there are a LOT of white, chubby, middle-aged people in this audience. Hey! That describes me too! I'm going to TOTALLY relate to this thing!!
  • This is just me being a bitch: Her accent? Fingernails on a chalkboard. Do not want.
  • I'm wondering what it would take to go as Sarah Palin on Halloween...
  • When I hear the audience chant "U.S.A.!! U.S.A.!!" it scares me. But apparently there were also chants of "Drill, baby, drill!" regarding our domestic oil policy. So...yeah. I'll be having nightmares about that later on this evening.
  • She waited 3.5 minutes to pull out the "my son Track is deploying to Iraq on September 11th" part of her speech. THAT must've taken some restraint.
  • And 4.5 minutes in, she reaches out to "the families of special needs children." She'd be a freakin' GREAT spokeswoman for Down's Syndrome families. But that does NOT make her a good vice presidential candidate. Sorry.
  • Her husband's in a union? But...Republicans hate unions.
  • Earl just joined me on the bed, and appears to be watching Mrs. Palin do her thang. Oh wait...he's licking his butt. More interesting, apparently.
  • Me being a bitch again: I bet she has a sweatshirt at home with puff painted kittens on it.
  • Oh God. "Hockey Moms 4 Palin."
  • Oh. PBS just showed some woman being escorted out of the venue. Wonder what that was about.
  • They just showed a dude in the audience dressed in full on Abe Lincoln regalia. Bring on the freaks!!
  • Here she goes, "I'm not a member of the long-standing Washington elite..." I'm-an-outsider stuff. Okay Sarah...but what about your running mate? And isn't that the same reason George W. said we should vote for him 8 years ago...when he was an unqualified, inexperience governor? And let's all pause to reflect on how well THAT'S turned out...
  • I just got a telemarketing call for someone named Paul Morgan at 9:48pm. Sarah? Can you do anything about this annoyance?
  • Did she really put the executive jet used by the governor's office for sale on E-Bay? Because, if so, that's pretty awesome.
  • Cindy McCain scares me.
  • I can't believe I'm only 5 years younger than this Palin person.
  • She is a poised public speaker despite that grating accent. I'll give her that.
  • I'm wondering how many U.S. states she's actually visited in her (adult) life. I mean, she just mentioned the Gulf of Mexico. Has she ever actually been there?
  • Seriously? She's a vice presidential candidate in a major party?
  • God, I'm sad. I'm sad that--as a woman--I feel no affinity with her and absolutely cannot support her.
  • I'm wondering how much she actually had to do with writing this speech.
  • According to Palin, Obama wants to "reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world." Really? I don't remember hearing that in his platform.
  • Here goes the "Democrats are wimps and want to French kiss terrorists" part of the speech. Awesomely predictable.
  • Cindy McCain has the crazy eyes.
  • Earl has stopped licking himself and has been bored to sleep.
  • For those of you who may be new to this blog, Earl is my cat, not my fiance.
  • She's brought it back to McCain. Here's a good line: "Our opponents say they'll fight for you. But there's only one man in this election who has really fought for you in places where winning means survival and defeat means death." Well played, Palin.
  • Oh! My glass is empty. More wine please.
  • Another nice one for Palin that I'm sure will be quoted ad nauseum in the press: "For a season, a gifted speaker can inspire with his words. But for a lifetime, John McCain has inspired with his deeds."
  • She's done, and I've still got wine in my glass. So, life is pretty good.
  • Except that Cindy McCain is an android. A very wealthy android.
  • Here comes her family. Here's the thing: Either she's too dumb and starry-eyed to realize they're using her "beautiful family" for these photo op type moments, or she doesn't care. I don't know what's more pitiful.
  • Here's McCain. And the crowd goes wild!!
  • That poor baby, Trig, is up way too late for a 5 month old.
  • I cannot WAIT for the vice presidential debates...and I can honestly say that is a phrase I've ever been tempted to utter.
  • And I will have wine and be live blogging for that sucker too.


Megan said...

Delurking to say simply: Amen, sister!

Kristen said...

She didn't write it. Bush's speechwriter wrote it.


Badger said...

I'd rather lick Earl's butt than watch even five minutes of the RNC, but I MAY have to watch the debates. Maybe. Will take stock of the liquor cabinet beforehand.

Tuli said...

I did not watch the speech because, quite frankly, politicking Republicans make me twitchy. So I'm glad to know what happened. And to have it delivered in a way that I enjoyed? Bonus!

Glad I'm not the only one who feels no affinity with Palin.

"Cindy McCain has the crazy eyes." Classic! (See, I may not have caught that had I watched the speech myself.)

Can't wait for your recap of the debates.

Karla said...

I am so glad I am over here in Norway and can escape this bullshit.

I am equally glad that you and Mags are recapping it all for me, and in usch a fun way.

And now, more wine.

toxomaman said...

Well played - you rock! If I hear the one about the pit bull in lipstick again, I gonna puke!

SUS said...

Thanks for that.
As for selling the gubenatorial plane (don't know how it was auctioned/sold), but my friend (Joie) attended a wedding in AK in July and learned some about the state's politics while there, and, like Alaska is REALLY BIG. And it's really hard to get around there without a plane. This was mentioned by the friends as being, uh, a little short sighted.

hotpinksox said...

I think Trig was drugged. Thoughts?

Shelia said...

Hey Karla, I had to laugh while reading your posts during the speech. Particularly about Earl not being your fiancee! I'm a long time reader and love your view of the world.

As someone who lives in Wasilla, and just sat across Chili's, along with Sarah and Todd Palin, 2 weeks ago, I'm a Palin fan and not ashamed of it.

I'm registered as independent and tend to straddle the fence regarding many political issues, with the ability to lean one way on an issue, and the other on a different issue.

That said... this woman kicks ass. She may not support your views, or reflect your values (not all of mine either) but in the case that they win the election, she'll beat down some Old School "Good ole'boys" Republican ass in DC. My husband is DIE HARD Republican (which causes friction and not in a good way) and when McCain announced her as VP that morning, he came out of the bathroom, toothbrush in hand and mouth foaming and said... "IS HE HIGH?!?!" whilst spitting toothpaste foam all over his shirt.

The Repub men up here HATE her! She has pushed buttons and forced reform that they all are beyond pissed about! The men, big blow-hard talk show hosts to local politicians to average Joes like my husband, consider her a leftist, a liberal, and despise her personally and politically.

Which, quite frankly, is enough to make us moderate gals LOVE HER! I've watched her in action while in Juneau (attending the Key Campaign the past 4 years advocating on behalf of people with disabilities) and she has made a HUGE point to include social programs in her budget... pissing off the Repubs once again!

So, whether you agree/disagree... there is one thing we women might agree on: When a woman with bigger balls than most men, has the ability to piss off the establishment, rock the boat, and still look gorgeous and yet not intimidatingly so, she's something to admire! She's not perfect... and that's another reason we all love her too!

PS... the jet was purchased by asshole Gov Frank Murkowski and was insanely ridiculous expense that the taxpayers paid for. It was a huge boil on our butts and immediately upon accepting the Gov position, she put it on eBay 3 different times. It didn't sell, but was eventually sold to a private buyer.

She flies back and forth from Juneau, refuses to live in the Governor's mansion, and her kids attend school in Wasilla. She still lives in the same house she always has and we saw her shopping with Piper at Walmart for craft supplies this past spring when she was preg with Trig! She's normal... average... and a ball breaking bitch! And that's why we like her!